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Published: Građevinar 73 (2021) 11
Paper type: Subject review
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Application of UAVs for assessment of bridge infrastructure

Suzana Ereiz, Marko Bartolac, Jurica Goričanec, Matko Orsag

Abstract

The shortcomings of classical methods for inspection of transport infrastructure objects have led to the development of more efficient, more reliable, faster and cheaper procedures for condition assessment and load-bearing capacity and service life estimation of objects. In this context, different autonomous systems developed in the last decade have the most notable role and their development is continuously speeding up. This paper provides a state of the art review of the unmanned aerial vehicles application for structural inspection with a focus on bridges. The paper comprises the following: a review of the current regulations prescribing the types and frequency of inspections; a review of the current classical inspection methods with their advantages and disadvantages; analysis of advantages and disadvantages in application of unmanned aerial vehicles for bridge inspections and a review of the equipment commonly used in their development.

Keywords
unmanned aerial vehicles, condition assessment, bridges, regulations, structural health monitoring

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Ereiz, S., Bartolac, M., Goričanec, J., Orsag, M.: Application of UAVs for assessment of bridge infrastructure, GRAĐEVINAR, 73 (2021) 11, pp. 1095-1106, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.3254.2021

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Ereiz, S., Bartolac, M., Goričanec, J., Orsag, M. (2021). Application of UAVs for assessment of bridge infrastructure, GRAĐEVINAR, 73 (11), 1095-1106, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.3254.2021

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Authors:
Suzana Ereiz4
Suzana Ereiz
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
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Marko Bartolac
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Jurica Goricanec
Jurica Goričanec
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Matko Orsag
Matko Orsag
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing